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External hard disc not accessible

My external hard disc refuse to open when i connect it to my system through a USB CABLE. i named it Awolowo HDD (G) but now it is seen as Hard Disc (G) when i open my computer. before when i install it, the autoplay runs and opens it the hard disc, but know, after several minutes of connecting it, the autoplay runs but it doesn't open the external hard disc. trying to open it from ''My Computer'' page, it takes so much time and the page hangs and refuse to work until i force it to close with 'End Task' command. please help, i have a lot of data that should not loss or i put myself in trouble in my office.

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Hi there...if this thing happen to your external HDD you have virus in your external hdd. so the solution is connectthis external to your pc/notebook then if already detect by system don't try to explore it or else just click cancel if system ask at popup windows.
in windows explore at your exernal id double right clik and choose format with default allow size...wait for a minute ( depend how big the size of your external). and don't forget to close all program first (music etc) when you formatted.
about geeting your external data back you can use program Office Recovery.install it at your pc and you can backup your data using : office recovery--media heal for hard disk....
good luck

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